Take the Tour of the Vancouver Jamatkhana and Center with Naz Rayani

Join Naz Rayani on a fascinating one day tour of one of the most interesting and architecturally rich locations in BC.

The Shi'a Ismaili Muslim Centre Burnaby, designed by Bruno Freschi, is a synthesis of traditional Islamic architectural principles and modern construction techniques. From reports of people who have visited the Ismaili Jamatkhana & Centre, we can assure you a most memorable day. The Jamatkhana, inaugurated in 1985, is one of BC’s best kept architectural secrets.

Join Naz Rayani C.M.,LLD,  and the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society CSRS (Uvic) for a  tour The Ismaili Centre Vancouver (Burnaby).  

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Below you will find a typical itinerary

From Nanaimo,

Take 7.45am ferry as foot passengers from Duke Point and wait for Victoria passengers to arrive atTsawwassen terminal, we will catch the same bus for the Ismaili Muslim Jamatkhana in Burnaby. Your return ferry ride is from Tsawwassen terminal at 5.45pm (a 2hour ride)

From Victoria

Meet at 8:30 a.m.  At Swartz Bay Terminal to depart as foot passengers on the 9 a.m. to Tsawwassen.

Please dress casual and comfortable for the weather.

8:30 a.m. Park at Swartz Bay Terminal and purchase a walk on passenger pass and meet our group at the entrance of the foot passenger lounge. We will conduct a final count, and distribute name badges before we board the ferry. At the end of the crossing, disembark as foot passengers at Tsawwassen terminal and meet at the exit, where we will board our bus.

10:45 a.m.  At Tsawwassen Terminal we board the bus provided by the Ismaili Council OF B.C. and travel to The Ismaili Centre, at 4010 Canada Way, Burnaby. B.C.  

If you are joining us at the Ismaili Centre Burnaby in Burnaby (4010 Canada Way), please meet us in the courtyard at 11.30am, wait for our bus to arrive and join our group.  

11:30 a.m.  We are welcomed at Jamatkhana Courtyard Garden by a volunteer guide.

12.00 noon (Lunch provided by "Victoria Heart Pharmacies IDA") followed by  Presentation In the Social Hall

12:00-2:00 p.m. During Lunch Volunteer from The Centre of Studies in Relegion and Society (CSRS) will make a short presentation & MC the afternoon programe which will include a presentation about Distinguished Lectures series in Islam at CSRS, The World Partnership Walk in Victoria, and a professional Volunteer will give a key note address about Ismailis & Islam.

2:00-2.25 p.m. Visit to the Administration level and Council Chambers

2.25-3.00 p.m. Visit to the Loggia and Prayer hall

At 3.15pm we depart for Tsawwassen for the 5 pm ferry to Swartz Bay.

Bus transportation in Vancouver is courtesy of the Ismaili Council for BC at no cost to participants.

If possible Please watch the following VIDEO before joining the tour, it will help put the concepts in perspective. 


The following is a recent interview with the Aga Khan and Peter Mansbridge that is also very informative.

http://www. the Ismaili.org/cms/1527/VIDEO-Mawlana-Hazar-Imam-interviewed-by-Peter-Mansbridge

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